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Sylvania in Screven County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Sherman's Advance

 
 
Sherman's Advance Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, May 2008
1. Sherman's Advance Marker
Inscription. On the night of Dec. 4, 1864, Hq. Military Division of the Mississippi, Maj. Gen. W.T. Sherman, USA, and Hq. 17th Corps, Maj. Gen. F.P. Blair, USA were established at this point, 1 miles NE of Cameron (Station No. 5-1/2, CRR) and 1 mile S of Paris Hill Academy.

Hq. Right Wing (Howard) and Hq. 15th Corps (Osterhaus) were across the Ogeechee River beyond Cameron. Hq. Left Wing (Slocum) and Hq. 20th Corps (Williams) were on the Middle Ground road S of Sylvania. Hq. 14th Corps was near Jacksonboro, on the old Augusta-Savannah road N of Sylvania.

Next day, Gen. Sherman advanced to Oliver where a Confederate Force was entrenching.
 
Erected 1958 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 124-24A.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission, and the Shermans March to the Sea marker series.
 
Location. 32° 34.004′ N, 81° 39.119′ W. Marker is in Sylvania, Georgia, in Screven County. Marker is at the intersection of Effingham Highway (State Highway 17) and Jarrell Pond Rd, on the right when traveling south on Effingham Highway. Touch for map. Located approximately 3 miles southeast of US 301/Ga 73 intersection with Ga 17. Marker is in this post office area: Sylvania GA 30467, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Sherman's Advance Marker at Jarrell Pond Rd image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, May 2008
2. Sherman's Advance Marker at Jarrell Pond Rd
At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The March to the Sea (approx. 3 miles away); Cooperville (approx. 3 miles away); Louisville Road (approx. 3 miles away); Old Savannah Road (approx. 4.4 miles away); Union Meeting House (approx. 4.4 miles away); 1804 New Hope Methodist Church (approx. 6 miles away); 1790 Union Meeting House (approx. 6.8 miles away); The Confederate Line (approx. 7 miles away).
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Sherman's Advance Marker looking northward along GA 17, near Cameron, Ga image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
3. Sherman's Advance Marker looking northward along GA 17, near Cameron, Ga
Sherman's Advance Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
4. Sherman's Advance Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 24, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,264 times since then and 83 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 24, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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